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Pirates lose fourth straight game

| Monday, March 3, 2008

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Pirates lost their fourth straight game this spring today, falling 3-1 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Veteran left-hander Casey Fossum (0-1) gave up two runs on three hits in the fifth inning. Rookie Evan Meek allowed a run on two hits in the seventh.

Starter Matt Morris tossed two scoreless innings in his first outing of the spring. He gave up three hits.

"Spring training is not made for results," Morris said. "First time out on the mound, I'm just trying to get my feet wet and make pitches. I fell behind quite a bit today. They were up there hacking. I'm just trying to feel good out there. If I can do that, the results will take care of themselves."

Steve Pearce's single drove in the Pirates' lone run in the eighth inning.

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